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1 Perspectives 2008 Canadian Learning Portlets & SkillPort 7.0 Stephanie Pyle 6 November 2008

2 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 Getting Content to the Learner A focus on helping learners find the right resource –Hierarchical Structure of Catalogs Gave learners the ability to drill down, but time consuming –Search Technology Better way to search across all resources, but the number of returned results can be overwhelming –Aggregations of Content SMEs pulling together multiple types of resources regarding a designated topic Everything accessed thru the LMS… Is that where you want it?

3 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 SkillSoft Learning Portlets Pre-built, standards-based components –Search-and-Learn –Books24x7 –My Plan –My Favorites –My Enrollments Make it easy to add SkillSoft learning assets to enterprise portals A great way to increase utilization of learning assets while decreasing integration and maintenance costs

4 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 CAFÉ 2008 (Client Advisory Forum Event) Passive Generic Static

5 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 CAFÉ 2008 (Client Advisory Forum Event)

6 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 CAFÉ 2008 (Client Advisory Forum Event) Active Personal Dynamic

7 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 CAFÉ 2008 (Client Advisory Forum Event)

8 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 CAFÉ 2008 (Client Advisory Forum Event) Books 24x7 My Plan My Favorites Search -and- Learn

9 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 Learning Portlets Benefits Administrators: Save Time, Effort, Cost –Easier integration of SkillSoft assets and capabilities –Distributed Access with Consolidated tracking and reporting in SkillPort Learners: Better learning experience –Learning when and where they want it –Greater productivity and organization –Learning part of the everyday work environment –Performance support

10 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 Learning Portlets Roadmap Beta Program in Feb/Mar 08 –Engaged key customers using WebSphere –Customer participation provided valuable feedback Released for SkillPort customers using WebSphere Patch update to support SharePoint in the works –Looking to engage key customers using SharePoint –Targeting next couple months Future –Follow-on releases to support SharePoint and other portals –Additional Learning Portlets currently being defined

11 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 SkillPort Continuous Improvement Hosted support, Core launching, tracking and reporting, Catalog, MyPlan and MyFavorites, Reminders, Customizable front end, base search-and-learn, Ask-the-Experts, Public Communities, Shortcuts, Company News, Online Help Support, Course Evaluation Editor, Partial Credit for Assessments, Custom Communities, Private Communities Cross content support (e3, Classic), Catalog updates, LOT support, Internationalization, Test Prep support, MyPlan Assignor Unified Platform, Learning Programs, ILT, Credentialing, Certification View, MML Search-and-Learn, Localization, Advanced Groups Intranet solution, Enhanced Search-and-Learn, SSL Support, Course Evaluation Builder, SkillBrief TM Download, Custom Curriculum, Ability to Add Pages/Tabs 2005Virtual Classroom (Dialogue TM ) Support, Rapid Content Development, Support for Advanced Learning Structures, OLSA, Books in LPs 2006Structured Learning Programs, SARM, Custom Content Support, Instant Hosting Support 2007Updates to Batch Add/Update, Enhanced Learning Program Support, External Learning Objects 2008Unification with NETg Platforms, Registration s, Password Security, Report Management Features

12 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 SkillPort Today Feedback from some of our customers… –Once I add something to My Plan, how do I get back to where I was (the catalog or search results) –If Ive found a course thru Search, how can I see other courses in the same area of the catalog? –Whats the difference between My Plan and My Favorites? And My Enrollments? And My ILT? And why do items sometimes show up in 2 places and sometimes not? –How do I remove a course from My Plan?

13 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 SkillPort Tomorrow…Version 7.0 Currently undertaking a major redesign of the SkillPort User Interface. –Both Student and Administrator UI Goals of the project –Update the overall UI –Consolidate Common Functions –Simplifying Everyday Tasks –Reduce the number of clicks to accomplish common tasks –Focus on Workflow and Usability

14 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 SkillPort 7.0 SkillPort Today

15 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 New Layout, New Features

16 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 New Layout, New Features

17 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A New View of the Catalog

18 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A New View of the Catalog As before, click on high-level folders…

19 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A New View of the Catalog … to see the next levels below

20 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A New View of the Catalog Click Show Details…

21 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A New View of the Catalog … to see the course description expand in-place

22 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A New View of the Catalog Add to My Plan, without navigating away…

23 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A New View of the Catalog … or drag-and-drop an item to My Plan… … without losing your place in the catalog … or drag-and-drop an item to My Plan...

24 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A New View of the Catalog Click Hide Details when youre through…

25 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A New View of the Catalog … and youre instantly back to your previous view

26 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Much Better Search & Learn Start a new search…

27 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Much Better Search & Learn

28 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Much Better Search & Learn Narrow the search result with Search Within Results

29 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Much Better Search & Learn A trail of your searches… click to go back to any level # of items found for each content type… click any type to display

30 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Much Better Search & Learn Expand description for any item, without navigating away

31 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Much Better Search & Learn Click View in Catalog to see other courses that are closest to this one…

32 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Much Better Search & Learn

33 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Much Better Search & Learn Navigate the course catalog, starting from the location of this course.

34 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Much Better Search & Learn And go back to your search results at any time you wish, with a single click

35 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Much Better Search & Learn

36 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Whole New My Plan Any Asset can go in My Plan

37 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Whole New My Plan Easy to organize into folders and sub-folders

38 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Whole New My Plan Visual Cues for Assignments and Progress

39 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Whole New My Plan Filter to show Learner Added or Admin Assigned

40 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 A Whole New My Plan Sort by Asset Type or Due Date

41 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 New Layout, New Features

42 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 SkillPort Administrator Goals –Simplify Everyday Tasks –Consolidate Common Functions –Reduce the number of clicks to accomplish common tasks –Focus on Workflow and Usability

43 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 SkillPort Admin – User & Group Management Easy to navigate to desired tasks

44 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 Group Management Easy to quickly view relevant information

45 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 User Management For Groups or for Individual Users

46 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 User Management Tabs to easily view and edit Information and Assignments

47 SkillSoft Canadian Perspectives 2008 SkillPort 7.0 Target Release Q1 10 –Redesigned Learner User Interface –Redesigned User Management for Admin –Localization Support for User Management –Search improvements focused on performance


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